Also Known As by Robin Benway
February 26, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Silver is a spy. Together with her parents she is a member of a top-secret organization called The Collective, charged with keeping the world safe. As a child Maggie learned to pick locks. Then she graduated to safe-cracking. Her family’s skills have led them on covert operations around the globe, but nothing has prepared her for her first solo mission: high school. The Silvers are back in their hometown of New York City and Maggie has been assigned her first mission. Her job is to befriend the son of a local magazine magnate in order to get her hands on an exposé article that will ruin The Collective. Safe-cracking requires a steady hand and nerves of steel. High school is a whole other story!
Fun, fun, fun! While it’s a little light on the spy details, Also Known As is overflowing with humor, romance, and high-school drama. I really loved the witty banter and endearing characters. Roux is the awesome and unexpected side-kick, The Boy is sweet and charming, and thank you Ms. Benway for strong parents and Angelo! I love when teen characters have positive adults in their lives. This one is the whole package and I highly recommend picking it up.
Want more? Try The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society by Ally Carter.
Need something a little darker? Try How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kiersten Miller.
This book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley.com for review.